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. highway speed cameras catch drivers and they're not generating enough money and we'll tell you why. >> plus, another blow for toyota and why a van is added to the recall list. and taking a live look outside. the cooler air has arrived and how long will it hang around, we'll have the answer in first warning weather forecast. eyewitness news saturday morning starts now.
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good morning and welcome to eyewitness news this saturday, i'm gigi barnett. >> temperatures are colder, i'm tim williams. >> well, it feels good to me. >> yeah, you like the crisp in the air. >> we're going to see that today. the front moved through and we're in the low 80s yesterday. it was comfortable and somewhat humid. the day is reflecting a front moving through, looking at first warning doppler weather radar, you can see the rain associated with this. not a lot, but it moved through the region, the rain down to the south and south east, seeing showers now from came bridge to crisfield and into richmond. now, we'll dry out and the clouds are with us for the day and the temperature, 20 degrees lower today than yesterday. the forecast looks like this, temperatures around, well, we'll call it around 30 to 40
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degrees in parts of the area and closer to the water and the rest of us leveled out in the 50s and we'll stay there until about 60 degrees and the chilly temperatures will level out and we won't warm up much. we'll have the forecast coming up in a moment. here's what people are talking about this morning. the police make an arrest in the disappearance of a 16-year- old girl and today, a suspect is in custody, weijia jiang has the latest. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. this is an intense investigation for the police putting the pieces in the case together nor a year. it was last march when baltimore county investigators scoured tanks and woods for the body of this 16-year-old who went missing mid-month. on friday, a 35-year-old was
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arrested for her disappearance and murder. wjz spoke with her mother days after she disappeared. >> i want my daughter back, i want my daughter back. no one had the right to take her away from me. i want my daughter back. >> reporter: a search of his name revealed he spent time in jail for sex offenses and assault. they've gathered enough evidence for an indictment. >>,. >> we're not allowed to go into specifics. >> reporter: investigators believe that she took a bus to this mall and the last time she spoke with her daughter on the phone was 10:00 p.m. that night, she was shopping and would be home soon and that never happened. in the community, the neighbors here worry about their own kids. >> you want to keep your kids
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close to you and unfortunately, you can't let them do that. you have to let them live their lives. >> reporter: reporting in towson, weijia jiang, eyewitness news. and meanwhile, the police are hoping to find battle's body. and another murder investigation continues on the eastern shore. the police want to know why an 82-year-old man killed his wife at their kent island home and used liquids to set the house on fire. the investigators are getting their first look at the autopsy report. >> it revealed the manner of death was homicide and the cause was the blunt fort trauma. >> he's charged with first degree murder and arson and assault. he's been evalwaited at a hospital and the son said he
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has dementia. and updating you on a breaking news story. the police are investigating a double shooting from west baltimore. the gun fire hit two adults. the detectives are also looking into the shooting and no word on the victim's conditions. >> a major accident with two trucks may have caused damage. it happened early friday morning and forced half of the truck over the bridge. it didn't cause an explosion and the police closed the bridge for much of the day and engineers are trying to determine if it damaged the integrity of the bridge. speed cameras have lead to thousands of tickets and strong feelings from drivers. as alex demetrick reports, it
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hasn't produced something. >> reporter: they've yet to produce a profit. or even to break even. so far, there are only three work zones in maryland with speed cameras. mobile units like this one on charles street in the beltway. >> it's stress. >> you'll get a ticket and it's hard to dispute it. >> the pancakes who want d, the -- the crazy people can get the tickets. >> >> we've been told they feel better and they're seeing slowing down vehicles. >> reporter: and even here, there's a common perception. >> i'm sure that the state's caught a lot of money from the camera. >> reporter: it turns out, they've yet to break even. >> we expect at some point to break even versus the revenue
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and the cost of the program. it's in a pilot stage though. >> reporter: $18,000 tickets have gone out, that's equaling $500,000 the contractor cost, $1 million. the blame is winter. >> in the winter, we weren't worried. >> reporter: if the cameras slow people down, the state highways will take that over money. >> it's a safety program and it's not about revenue. >> reporter: the speed cameras are also making things safer for motorists. back to you on tv hill. thank you, alex. even though they have slower speed limits, they give the drivers some flak. another safety recall from
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toyota. this time, it affects the sienna minivan between 1998 and 2010 and for those driven in cold climates. corrosion from the road salt could cause the carrier cable to fail and the tires could be separated from the vehicle. 600,000 minivans are recalled on top of the other 800 million other vehicles. highier education got more expensive for thousands of students in maryland. the university systems approved a 3% tuition hike for instate tuitions and 5% for students out of state. it's expected to raise a revenue by $39 million this year. it's the first increase in five years. a positive sign for job growth in maryland. employers added 39 million jobs last month. they created jobs in march and
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this marked the largest rate in the nation. the unemployment rate is at 8%. that's a 27 year high. well, homemade wine and bocce ball. that's what you'll find at the highland town wine festival. the courtyard at the church will be packed with more than 1000 people. it's a fundraiser for the community and runs from 1:00 until 6:00 tomorrow. now, $20 gets you five tastings and for more information, go to wjz.com. bocce ball and wine, huh? >> yeah. >> should you play bocce ball while you play wine. >> i don't know how you do both, but they'll find a way. >> well, it's going to be a nice day, a little bit chilly, it will be dry and that's the key. if you're on the lower eastern
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shore, you're seeing showers and they'll be away soon. the temperatures are chillier yesterday than today. it's going to be a dry day. out door plans, not bad. we didn't have a ton of rain, the ground's not mushy and muddy. it's just a little lower than average. the high should be around 65 degrees and we'll be below that. we're almost at the high today. temperatures didn't drop too much and now, we're bottoming out at 8:00. we stayed at the levels all night long. that's where we start and we don't change much. 49% humid and the wind will dry us out and bring us cooler air. that's coming across at 15 miles per hour. 29.73 and rising and across the state, 42 in oakland and 59 on
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the shore and everyone in the mid-to upper 50s accept for in the western counties and the winds in the double digits for most of the night. the wind coming from the west, northwest. the front pushed past the area. it brought with it gusty thunderstorms and some have heard the winds and not seen the rain and vice versa. they've broken up and hitting dry air that we had in place yesterday. the high pressure is in control and it really took it's tole on the showers you can see, they're scattered from new york and new england all the way back into the carolinas. and the last bit is moving across the shore and we're seeing the clearing, the clouds across the city are breaking up as we're seeing from the live
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cameras. the front moves nearby and we start a gradual warm upstarting into next weekend and we're also looking at a chance of more showers by way of another storm system. we'll keep you posted. >> a small craft advisory now into sunday afternoon and the sunrise at 6:27 and high tide at 9:13 and the forecast looks like this. 63 degrees today and mostly cloudy and breezy and cooler than yesterday when we got to 83 degrees. everyone 39 degrees tonight and breezy and cooler. 59 degrees tomorrow and for the next five days, the temperatures are in the same range. then, we'll fall back with a chance of showers thursday to about 65, overnight lows around 40 and into the mid-40s. >> all right, we're back in spring. >> yeah, that's april.
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well, still ahead. under arrest. why danny glover was handcuffed in maryland. privacy violation and a pennsylvania school could have used laptops to spy on students. here's yesterday's winning lottery numbers. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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we had to count from tax day and move ahead two days. yesterday, we stayed dry all day long and we're lookingality a -- looking at a cool down. we have showers and winds. the winds will be breezy and we won't call it breezy. most of the affect from the storm is gone now. 58 degrees now and we'll get up to 61 degrees areawide and overnight lows in the 40s. the quick look at the live doppler radar, the last bit of rain has moved past the area
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and ocean city seeing rain and over it's a virginia and the rest of us drying out. we'll have the five day first warning weather in a home. a registered sex offender pled guilty for killing two teens. he pleaded guilty to raping and killing a girl in march and he lead the authorities to another body. the familys are relieved. >> i'm thankful for the work put forth by the da's office and the defense team. >> he pleaded guilty and they won't seek the death penalty, he'll be in prison without patrol. real life drama for danny glover. he was one of 11 people taken
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into custody because of a labor union protest. the union says they were protesting the dexo food services unfair and illegal treatment of workers. there's new evidence against a pennsylvania school district that uses web cams to spy on students. they captured 400 photos of a 15-year-old student and one of them of the boy sleeping in his bed. there were also e-mails discussed watching the students. they only used the web cams to track stolen computers they said. and a group of 5th graders performed heart surgery on a fake patient -- it was by new
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york university school of medicine, they learned about the different parts of the body and organizers hope that some could be inspired to pursue careers in medicine. >> remember the game operation. >> yeah, and those clothes look big on them. yeah, real life operation, but the sides didn't buzz mr. chairman. >> would you want them working on you? >> no, give them a few years. coming up on eyewitness news saturday morning. i'm suzanne collins in waverly. the man who owned this home was ♪
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long live your buddy. oh, max. long live your dog. purina puppy chow and purina dog chow. we'll finally warm up to 68 wednesday. overnight lows in the 40s by the end of the week. one week ago, we told you about a carpenter serving nine months in prison because of a lawsuit from a dissatisfied customer. he's now set free. >> reporter: he's trying to straighten up around his home after being in prison since january. >> no trail, no bail, just jail. >> reporter: he was sentenced to nine monthst in prison for
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contempt. that's because he didn't bring required financial reports to court after someone won a civil suit against him and he didn't have a lawyer. >> i was just always trying to stay engaged in something positive, never been arrested and that was my first time at 47 and i didn't believe it myself. >> reporter: the public defender's office rarely takes on a case, but they investigated. >> we had no idea what happened. we went out and got the trippet, we thought it was appropriate -- transcript and we thought it was appropriate to file. >> reporter: the neighbors loved him and they asked wjz to investigate.
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>> it was unsettling. he was just snapped up. a court reviews the case. >> i'm glad wjz came through for me. >> reporter: the judge wanted his release, he believes that the appeal was likely to succeed. they was transported from an eastern shore prison to court yesterday. >> they said, we're getting you out today and i didn't believe it and it was the chief attorney. so, i was really relieved when i heard that. >> reporter: suzanne collins, wjz, eyewitness news. >> he's freed until an appeal can be heard in his civil case. now, he plans on hiring an attorney. >> those are words you don't mind hearing, have a good day, you'll be out today. still to come. murder and arson and a man killed his wife of more than 60
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years. maryland students in trouble for sexting and why an investigation is under way. and a volcano disrupts thousands of nights and how it's affecting people around the world. that's all up next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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welcome back, it's the bottom of the hour almost. and temperatures are steady across the region in the mid- 50s and we're not going up from here too much. we have cooler air settling in cooler than yesterday. we were at 84 officially and as you look over the city, things are dry right now, not a lot of rain associated with the rains that came through. they dumped rain in one spot and moved on. they didn't linger or stick around. the winds were the story throughout the night with gusts in the 20 miles per hour range and sustained winds right now at 125 miles per hour. what we'll deal with now, temperatures around 58 degrees and clouds. we'll see the sun peeking through and don't expect a pretty day. temperatures up to 61 and back
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tonight into the 40s. >> first, here's what people are talking about this morning. right now, the police are trying to determine why an 82 year old man allegedly killed his wife of 62 years. suzanne collins has the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: autopsy results are in and she died in the home not from smoke from the fire, but from a fierce blow to the head. her husband, who she's been married to for 66 years is charged for her murder. >> the manner of death was homicide and the cause was blunt force trauma. >> reporter: he killed his wife and used a liquid to burn the home. they share the home with their son and his wife.
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>> we're sad about it. what can you do. >> reporter: the son is having an impossible time understanding what could have happened and both of them did suffer from symptoms of dementia. >> reporter: he then talked to the neighbor across the strait and talked to a neighbor about 911 and assault and fire. the detectives took items from the home that's in stevensville. >> we're not sure what the weapon may have been and however, our investigators seized items that could have been used. >> reporter: he's being evaluated from the hospital. he'll face charges of first and second degree murderer and arson and assault when he's released. suzanne collins, wjz, eyewitness news. >> he was cooperative with them. >> reporter: baltimore county police arrested a man responsible for the murder of a
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baltimore city teen. the 16-year-old went missing last year and now, a 35-year- old faces murder charges. he remains in custody this morning and her body's still missing. investigators are looking into the cause of a deadly apartment fire in baltimore county. police say that the fire was contained to the bedroom where the woman's body was found. several are recovering from injuries they sustained during a four way crash. three cars and attracted tract collided late friday afternoon. medics rushed one person to the hospital. and well, the travel headaches are getting worse for more people around the world and especially flying out of europe.
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a huge ash cloud from an icelandic volcano are traveling around the world. >> reporter: the cloud is reigning down across on the airport. tens of thousands of air travelers are stranded for a second day. >> i'm frustrated and irritated and disgustipated. >> reporter: 16,000 flights didn't get in and out of europe friday. >> and sitting here and i'm awaiting dublin, ireland. >> reporter: some airports in ireland and scotland are reopened and some are still closing. the cloud is threatening the polish president funeral and injured u.s. troops that would usually go to germany are flown directly to washington.
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the planes will stay parked here at health row until saturday afternoon. from the ground, you can't see the ash cloud, but air traffic controllers aren't taking chances. the ash is volcanic glass and when sucked inside an aircraft engines it could lead to engine failure. >> this is a phenomenon beyond control. >> reporter: the cost is quickly adding up. it's losing $200 million a day. and the ash isn't only causing travel problem, doctors say it could cause health issues, too. the it's dangerous when people start to reach earth. the inhaled particles can cause respiratory problems as well.
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the investigation continues into the body of a middle school principal. he failed to report to work and the 42-year-old was shot and his car is missing. the coworkers called him an inspirational leader. some students are being accused of sexting and mary bubala reports on the investigation. >> reporter: the school officials at this middle school willingly posed for inappropriate videos and photos shared and sold by classmates. >> i feel badly for the parents of the students who did it and i feel badly for the students who didn't know the seriousness of what was going on. >> there's talk in the hauls about it.
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the 8th graders were exchanging nude photos of girls. >> reporter: a student's teacher discovered the photos. most learned about it with a letter home from the principal. >> it's sometimes hard for the young people to understand the ramifications. >> reporter: most of the material was produced off campus, but shared on school grounds and while it's not unheard of, the trading and selling of the photos is disturbing. >> that's a big deal and for that to happen somewhere as young as in middle school, it's pretty scary. >> reporter: in maryland, anyone related in a case like this could face a number of felony charges. they're urging parents to
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talk with their children about cyber safety. >> crews pulled down dozens of vacant homes on pearlman place because they're a haven for criminal activity and the members of the community hope that the community will improve. constellation's rates are going up and so is the salary for the ceo. constellation's chief executive took home $11 million in pay last year and that's a $1 million raise. the parent company of bge is the only fortune 500 company left in the area. the orioles are trying to climb out of the slump with not much success. wiggington hit a two lead homer and that was the only time the
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o's scored. mat wieters hit a pop up to the right field. add another oriole to the disabled list. felix is out for 15 days with an upper back muscle strain. it was thought to be a left shoulder issue. he aggravated the injury while playing thursday night. they join others on the disabled list. >> and the orioles are going down like the ravens. >> the injuries. and they're nine games into the season. >> we keep saying, this is early on. that's like helping us get through it. >> that's what you tell yourself when you need to feel better about it. >> they can't go 1-162. they'll win sometime. >> it's early on. >> yeah, you keep that thought. >> and i'm glad they're out there, the weather's a little warmer out there and had they played here yesterday, they
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would have been threatened by thunderstorms and problems you don't want to have at the ballpark. that would have added to everything. >> exactly right. >> well, okay. well, we can't blame the weather now. we're looking at the sun breaking through the clouds and a nice day shaping up. it will be dry and cooler. the showers that rolled through here yesterday with the front that accompanied them, it's clearing out of here and we'll show you the eastern shore in a second. now, the temperatures around 60 degrees on the low side and 58 is the exact temperature and 39 is the dew point and a west northwest wind at 15 miles per hour. 29.73 is the barometer reading and temperatures colder to the western counties and oakland at 52 and 56 near hagerstown and closer to the water, temperatures are warmer. the temperatures are 60 degrees and things are leveling out and
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temperatures are moderate around the potomac and along the bay and 61 in easton and 62 in pax river. we don't fluctuate around the state. and the winds will dry us out from the rain we got last night and the official amount isn't on just yet and only about 15/100ths of aninch. and 15 miles per hour winds at reagan national and 15 in pax river. around the state and into the region, across the country, we should say, we're look at temperatures not changing much. 58 in baltimore and 62 in atlanta. we have a bit of a change on the western edge of where the front rolled through already. 20 degrees difference and we're near 60 and detroit's at 40 and 44 in kansas city. the front brought with it the rain into west texas and moved
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on through with high pressure in control. the high ate the front up as it moved through and the showers broke up, very disjointed as it rolled through and intermittent showers and nothing widespread. the showers are along the lower eastern shore and everyone from carroll county to the west is starting to see the sun today. cooler air and 84 degrees yesterday and now, we're looking at temperatures around 61 degrees today and the cooler air stays with us into the week and we'll see a good bit of sunshine and we won't rebound until the end of the week. and the sun setting at 7:45 and a small craft advisory into sunday afternoon and the next high tide at 9:14 and the bay temperature around 60 degrees. today, going up to 63 degrees and mostly cloudy and breezy and cooler and 63 is optimistic. 39 tonight and partly cloudy
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and breezy and again, cool and breezy and clouds and sun tomorrow and 59 degrees. the temperatures going up into the 60s monday and tuesday and 63 and 62 respectfully and sans of showers thursday and overnight lows in the 40s and milder by the end of the week. coming up next on eyewitness news saturday morning. police report, a look at the documents accusing ben roethlisberger of sexual assault. from. solar hot spots. flames come out of sun and it's all caught on tape. do you know what's in your spread ? in land o' lakes spreadable butter with canola oil, there are just three natural inedients. delicious sweet cream, canola oil and salt. nothing hidden, nothing artifici. spread pure, natural goodness straight from the fridge.
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two illinois men are beaten by a police officer during a routine traffic stop. it's caught on the police car's video camera, the officer's seen tasering one of the men twice before using a baton to beat the drive on the head, neck and shoulders. the officer stopped the men for squealing tires and the officer is placed on leave. graphic new details from a georgia police officer report on ben roethlisberger.
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all of the two time super bowl winner won't face charges. the police report shows that the alleged sexual assault victim made it clear she didn't want to have sex with roethlisberger. >> reporter: the 20-year-old student alleged that she invited her and her friends to the vip room in this club and he encouraged them to down numerous shots of alcohol. the accuser said that one of the body guards sat me on a stool and left and ben came back and exposed himself. i told him it wasn't okay and he followed me into the bathroom and shut the door and i said no, it's not okay and he had sex with me. earlier, the prosecutors decided not to have charges against him. >> the sexual allocation cannot be proven beyond a reasonable
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doubt. >> reporter: they also revealed that the woman asked not to pursue the case. >> if she did that, she would just have to prove it by a preponderance of the evidence. >> and thursday,the officials said that the team is ready to discipline roethlisberger and there could be league action against him. >> there will be consequences for ben's actions and he's indicated that he's willing to accept the consequences. >> now, the georgia police officer who took the report from the victim has also resigned. the sergeant admits he made comments about the woman to other officers. injuries are on the rise in young baseball players. more players are developing little league elbow. it's caused when tissues are
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injured by constant throwing. and doctors say that playing a variety of sports an stretching and getting necessary rest can help the kids prevent injuries. one more excuse for them to only play them on video games. >> there's a hot spot that the scientists can't stop talking about. the cameras captured this solar eruption. wow, look at that. it lasted 19 hours and nasa said it's the largest eruption in 15 years and the hot time on the sun was no threat to people on earth. >> wow, it would be interesting to know how long is a hundred million miles. is it like 55,000 times around the world? >> i know what you're saying. there's always some measurement. >> well, i'm not the one who's going to figure that out for you. well, that would be a long trip.
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>> yeah, a long, long trip. >> still ahead on eyewitness news saturday morning. i'm mike schuh, wjz-13 eyewitness news in catonsville. this university won the final four, not for basketball. i'll tell you what for when ♪
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>> they won the final four of college chest, becoming the national champions. >> players have ratings and rankings and the entire team are grand masters or international grand masters. >> one team hired a professional to device a play book to trip up -- up a specific player. >> it came against the specific competition. they played not only to get their name on the trophy for the 6th time, but also. >> well, it's fun. more importantly, it shows our values, we value activities of the mind. it's cool to be a nerd here. >> six championships in ten years and this helps the size of the reputation and it's for recruiting for the next team.
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back to you on tv hill. thank you, mike. and unbc has eight scholarships set aside for the chess champions. when we come back, we'll have the five-day forecast. back in a moment.
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>> a woman tried to use a bathroom at a hotel in nebraska. they found a 3-foot long python on the toilet lid. the snake was put into a pillow case and handed over to the humane society. they believe it was a prank.
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>> well, that's some prank. where do you get a prank like that. >> well, at an urgent time of your life, too. >> that's not what you do. -- you don't need that at that time. >> there's still much more to come in the second hour, stick around, we'll be back in a quick moment. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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also, coming up this morning, every governor has priorities, but i have my own. >> and former governor rob ehrlich sits down since launching his campaign. and taking a look outside, how long will the cooler air stick around, we'll have the answer, coming up in the forecast. good morning, i'm mike schuh, wjz, eyewitness news at
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the timonium fairgrounds. we'll show you life in ambulance up here -- in balance up here this morning. we'll talk to the artists when eyewitness news continues. good morning and welcome back. i'm gigi barnett. >> and i'm tim williams. we had a front moving through and into this morning. you may have sign the -- seen the rain and heard the wind and we have many thunderstorm warnings for the evening. we have a dry evening in place
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and it's cooler than yesterday. today, we're talking about temperatures only about 60 degrees and the last of the rain is in southern maryland and moving out of the region, we'll talk about this in the complete first warning forecast. >> first, here's what people are talking about this morning police make an arrest in the disappearance of a 16-year-old baltimore girl and today, there's a suspect in custody. weijia jiang has the latest. >> reporter: good morning, everyone, this is been an intense investigation for the police putting the pieces together in this case for a year, enough pieces to indict a man on first degree murder. last march, the investigators scoured the woods for the girl's body. last week, a man was arrested in the case. wjz spoke with her mother days
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after she disappeared. >> i want my daughter back. i want my daughter back. no creature has the right to take her away from me. i want my daughter back. >> reporter: a search of the man's name shows he spent time in jail for offenses and salt. and the detectives gathered in you have evidence to hand down the indictment. for now, that information is sealed. >> we're not allowed to go into the specifics about the case and the case is still under investigation. >> reporter: she took a bus to come to the mall here and the last time she spoke with her daughter was 10:00 p.m. that night and the teen was shopping and said she could would come home soon. neighbors now worry about their own kids. you want to keep them close to you, but unfortunately, you
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have to let them live their lives. reporting at police head quarters in towson, wedge weijia jiang. the police are still hopeing to find battle's body. and another murder investigation continues today on the eastern shore. the police want to know why an 82-year-old hit his wife over the head and then set the house on fire. he's charged with first degree murder and assault and arson. he's evalwaited at the -- he's being evaluated at the hospital. the police are investigating a double shooting in west baltimore. this is the video and the gun fire hit two adults. homicide investigators are also
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looking into the shooting and no word on the victim's conditions. also this morning, the names of two police officers have been leaked to the washington, d.c. television reporters. in the the video of the beating. the police union asked that the names were kept secret because the officers received death threats. a major investigation involving two trucks may have caused damage on the bridge. now, engineers examine the scene later on today. it happened early friday morning and a truck collided with a fuel tanker forcing half of the trucks over the bridge. the police closed the bridge for much of the day an engineers will determining if it damaged the integrity of the bridge. speed cameras lead to
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thousands of tickets and strong feelings from drivers and there's one thing that the cameras haven't produced. >> reporter: the cameras haven't even made a profit. for some, three camerad areas are enough. >> you'll get a ticket in the mail and it's hard to dispute it. you're stuck between a rock and a hard place. >> let the crazy people get the tickets. >> reporter: >> the crews feel better and they're seeing the slowing down vehicles. >> reporter: even here, there's a common perception. >> the state's collected a lot of money on the cameras. >> reporter: it turns out that
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the cameras have yet to break even. >> we'll break even at some point, but it's in the pilot stage and the start up costs will be greater than the revenue. >> reporter: so far, 18,000 tickets have gone out and the highway says that equals $500,000 the contractor cost is $1 million. blame, winter. >> if there's two feet of snow, we weren't worried about speeding through the work zones. >> reporter: the state highways will take this over money. >> it's a safety program, it's not about revenue. >> reporter: the speed cameras are also making things safer for motorists since four out of five deaths in work zones happen to drivers and their passengers. >> those with cameras still give the drivers some flak.
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another safety recall from toyota affecting the sienna minivan. this applies to the model year 1998 and 2010. the auto maker says that the corrosion could cause a carrier cable to fail and the tire could be separated from the vehicle and cause accidents on the road. 600,000 are recalled on top of eight others already recalled. well, it's been just over a week since ehrlich jumped into the governor's race. >> why did you jump into the race. >> well, enough people were saying, you know what, we like what you did and maybe you
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should come back. >> reporter: he sits down with wjz since launching his campaign to get his job back. >> do you feel like you have unfinished business. yes, like the chesapeake bay restoration act and the charter schools and the people with disables from the road's project that we left on the shelf. you'll cover the race and most of the race will be about fiscal issues. >> taxes. >> and the budget and the stimulus dollars and the job creations and the jobs and all of that stuff. >> reporter: how can you cut the sales tax. >> in many cases, you get less revenue. you don't want to make it more difficult for them to purchase, but easier. we don't know how many moms and dads went to delaware to get back to school clothes.
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>> reporter: he raised property taxes in office and pledges he won't do it again. >> the people of maryland are taxed plenty today. he says internal polling shows the race is a dead heat and he'll have to reach out to conservatives and democrats. and a positive sign for job growth. every major sector from finance to manufacturing created jobs in march. maryland's overall rate is still holding steady at 8% and that's a 27 year high. >> i guess that's showing a trend in the right direction. our temperatures are showing a trend in the wrong direction. we got to 84 degrees yesterday and today, we'll be lucky to get to about 61 to 63. that's the range.
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and about a 20-degree difference yesterday and today. >> well, you know, it's so so when you get the grunt. >> well, okay. >> and had any of the -- >> well, if the ravens had been here, that would be perfect and the orioles, then everyone's complaining. i guess it depends on what side of the fence and the stadium you're on. it's going to be a comfortable day. we'll be dry and the showers that rolled through are gone accept for the lower eastern shore. we'll bring in the radar and we're looking at a dry city. and the front now well to the south and east and along with it, the rest of the rain. if you're down in ocean city and chrisfield and came bridge, you'll see the showers dissipate and they're still lingering and the front is pushing to the east. it's going to keep on moving
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and the showers will go away. we're drying out and we're seeing more sun than around the city. around the 695 lupe. it's going to be a dry day, but cooler. >> and right now, 66 degrees and we dropped 2 degrees from last hour and 50% humidity and the winds from the west, northwest and it will dry us out and bring in the cooler air from the northwest. 41 in oakland and 60 in d.c. and 59 on the shore. water temperatures in the bay around 60 degrees and actually, temperatures around the water are milder than some of the areas start away -- farther away. we're looking at 12 miles per hour winds at the airport and 13 in hagerstown and 10 in cumberland and 16 in oakland. the winds died down a little bit and we've been in the double digits with gusty times and up to 25 miles per hour
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gusts reported at times and actually, highier than that. yesterday, we had about 35 towards hagerstown and that was what we were dealing with as the storms approached. high pressure that dominated the forecast took its toll on the front. you see the showers breaking up as they hit the mountains and the high pressure and now, the line of clouds up and down the corridor and past carroll county and washington county and the far western counties of the state, you're seeing the drying out and the clearing. so, that's the case for the day for the most part. cooler air in place and into the week and it will warm up by the time we get to thursday and we have a chance of rain an friday and that will knock the temperatures back into next weekend. small craft advisory in affect until tomorrow afternoon and the next high tide at 9:13 and the sunset at 7:45 and the bay at 63 degrees.
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that's optimismic and breezy and cool. 39 degrees tonight and freeze staying with us throughout tomorrow and 59 degrees and we'll get up to about the low 60s for the rest of the week. 68 on wednesday and then, another chance of showers by the end of the week and lows around 41 on the cooler side and 46 on the mild. >> okay. still ahead on eyewitness news saturday morning, under arrest. why danny glover was handcuffed in maryland. >> ask a volcano grounds thousands of additional nights around the world. and i'm mike schuh at the fairground with my little feathered friends and buddies here. we're at the sugar loaf craft fair and we'll talk to the artists that makes these polices when eyewitness news
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it will be dry, rain moved through yesterday and some of the storms were strong with the cold front to the west. it changed the temperature die ma'amics. -- dynamics we'll be lucky get near 60 and showers pushed through the region and jet stream is pushing low and it's allowing for the the cold air to push through maryland and the temperatures are warming up and until then, we'll stay below average, that's about 65 degrees for this time of the year and today, we'll see some sun and temperatures getting up to around the mid-60s and
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milder this evening and it's optimistic to think we'll be in the mid-60s. we'll have the five-day forecast in a few moments. and first, back to the other stories. a registered sex offender pleaded guilt toy to guilt -- guilty to murdering two california teens. he lead the investigators to another girl's body. he pleaded guilty on the charges that they won't seek the death penalty. it was real life drama for danny glover. he was one of 11 people taken into custody in montgomery county. the union says they're protesting the dexo food services unfair and illegal
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treatment of workers. scientists say that a fragment from a meteor has been recovered in wisconsin. well, it's about the size of an unshelled peanut. the meteor that streaks across the sky was visible in three states. it appears to have come from the belt between mars and jupiter. and artists are capturing spring at the craft fair today. mike schuh is giving us a look at one of the displays going on this morning. >> reporter: what do you mean crafty, like i'm sneaky or crafty. >> kind of whilely coyote. >> well, he's both though. yeah. >> reporter: well, these are mobiles made out of steel and
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stainless steel and copper and other cool things and the artist is here with us manipulating the various pieces. make it work and make it rock. >> yeah, baby. >> well, it's steel and stainless steel and the copper wind sculptors and designed to blow in the winds. springtime is the time for these. some have springs here and this is a scientific term here. they have a series of different could wanter weight -- counter weights that allow it to blow in the breeze. >> you get a good wind going and this is going to rock 'n' roll. >> yeah. >> and that's cool. and you're doing a demo as well. you're breaking out the tools. >> all of the tools are on the table and we're basically demonstrating the art of making mobiles and we have a series of different ways and means and
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different designs and types a. mobiles in the booth today and tomorrow. >> and we were talking before, you get the endless series of catalogs. you've done work for whom? >> just about everyone ranging from disney stores to the smithsonian institution. all of the garden galleries and museums. >> all of that stuff. >> yeah. >> and you make it for them. if you have someone who wants something else. for the most part, we have a series of sculptors just for the sugar loaf and then custom as well. >> what are the prices. >> well, these are the highier priced points. this is in the $1500 range and many of the sculptures will be from $60 to $200. if you're buying something once
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in your life, this is a nice treat. i understand, we have to go and we're out of time from the sugar loaf craft festival, back to you guys. >> we'll give you your props. mike's crafty, he can take out a room and put it back together. without help. not from me. there's more to come when eyewitness news saturday morning comes back. "the phantom of the opera" is at the hippodrome. ,,
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we have a lot of people to help me out. >> you don't realize what all goes into the show. >> she's worked on the touring production for 17 years and in addition to knowing show's clothes, she knows the history. they're set in the 1880s. >> i'm a student of costume design. we have several costumes, also, like this behind you, that's a clown head from the masquerade seen. there's a little bit of so many different parts of the history of costume design. >> reporter: another part is the mask and like all of the
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jewelry on stage, it's kept under lock and key. >> i'm astonished every time i watch it. it's visually a treat. >> that was so much fun. she says the worst part of the job is packing up the costumes. >> i could imagine and with several helping, a half hour before the last song is sung, they start packing. >> they're going to michigan next. >> i think i should do weather like the phantom. >> more theatrical. >> well, weather doesn't need that, it's dramatic enough. >> still to come on eyewitness news saturday morning. arson and murder investigation and how a man killed his 82-year-old wife. and a popular principal found dead and how he died in his maryland home. and why students at two
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welcome back, to eyewitness news saturday morning.
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i'm gigi barnett. >> and i'm tim williams and rain's moving out of area accept for the lower eastern shore and southern maryland. we had a front moving through and overnight, we had gusty winds and things calmed down nicely, we're drying out and cooling down. we'll be in the low 60s today and we won't change too much from the temperatures out there now. looking at the 50s and we'll go throughout the 60s today. optimistic to think we'll be in the 60s today. in, and we'll be at the average of 65 degrees today. we'll see a nice weekend shaping up and we'll have the forecast in a few moments. first, here's what people are talking about. right now, the police are trying to determine why an 82- year-old man allegedly killed his wife of 62 years. and it happened in queen anne's county and suzanne collins has
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the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: autopsy results are in. the lady dayed in their home not from smoke, but a fierce blow to the head. her husband also 82 two whom she's been married to for 66 years is charged with her murder. >> today, we received the autopsy report. the cause of the murder was blunt force trauma. >> he killed his wife and used a flammable liquid to set fire to the home. >> i feel sad about it. i'm, well, we're very sad. i mean, what can you do. >> the couple's only son is having a hard time understanding what happened to his parents. >> the police say they talked to the police about an assault
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and fire and the police took samples from the home and that's over the bay bridge in stevensville. >> we're not sure what the weapon may have been and however, our investigators seized multiple items that could have been used. >> reporter: thomas sherer is being evaluated at the hospital. he'll face charges of murder and arson and assault. police say that she was cooperative with them when they arrived at the scene. the baltimore county police arrested a man responsible for a murder. at the time, the police searched a junk yard for the girl's body and now, the man faces first degree murder charges. meanwhile, her body's still missing. push. >> investigators are looking
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into the cause of a deadly apartment fire in baltimore county. police say that the fire was contained to the bedroom and a woman's body was found. no other injuries were reported. the no fly restrictions are expanded over europe. british officials extended the closier of care space until 7:00 p.m. today. this could prevent some leaders from attending the polish president's funeral. passengers are trust rate. >> i'm frustrated ander dayed and disgustipated. i'm waiting to go back to dublin. >> the airlines are losing $200 million a day because of the flights. the aviation officials believe
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that the ash could cause the plane engines to fail. the investigation continues to into the murder of a principal. he failed to report to work. he was shot and according to the police, his 2007 nissan suv is missing and the coworkers called him an inspirational leader for teacher and students. some students are accused of sexting. the investigation focused on sending and selling nude photos over the internet. >> reporter: school officials say that female students at this school willingly posed for inappropriate videos and photos shared and sold by classmates. i feel badly for the parents of the students that did it and also badly for the students who didn't know the seriousness of what was going on. >> there's a lot of talk in the
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hauls about it and some were exchanging nude photos of girls. >> the investigation continued -- >> it's a new world in a digital age and it's harder for young people to upside stand the ramifications of what seems harmless. >> reporter: most was produced off campus and then shared on school grounds. while it's not unheard of, but the trading and selling of photos is disturbing. >> that's a big deal for it to happen in high school. and for that to happen for the middle school, that's scary. in maryland, you could face a number of related charges. back to you. thank you, and montgomery county school leaders are
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urging their parents to talk to children about safety. the city is tearing down abandoned properties. crews pulled down dozens of vacant homes on pearlman place because they've been a haven for criminal activity. they hope that the area continues to improve. highier education got a little more expensive for thousands of students statewide. the university system's board of regions approved a 3% hike for instate students and 5% for students a it of state. it takes affect in the fall. and this is the first tuition raise in five years. turning now to sports orioles are trying to climb out of their slump and they didn't have success on the road in oakland. the only offense was provided by wiggington who hit a 2 run
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homer to lead in atkins. that was the only time they scored. wieters ended the game and the orioles lose this one, 4-2. add another oriole to the disabled list. felix is out with an upper back muscle strain. he aggravated the injury while playing thursday night. they're going down like flies. >> and you said they were playing here and weather wouldn't contribute to it. >> the only day that weather would have had an issue would have been last night. where, we had thunderstorms rolling through all evening long. other than that, gorgeous weather and 64 -- 84 degrees and 80-degrees. you can't blame the weather guy
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on this one. >> hopefully they'll turn it around. >> we're looking for something. there has to be a reason. it will turn around and so will the weather. >> it turns around minute to minute. right now, 56 degrees and we're not going up much from here. 38 is the dew point and a west, northwest wind and 12 miles per hour and the barometer at 29.75 and we'll bring in the radar to show you where the rest of the rain is. the front that pushed through yesterday aaron has now since cleared the state, really. dragging the rain with it, it's draped from the lower eastern shore and from came bridge into southern maryland and richmond. the rest of us are seeing clearing out and the clouds are out there and the sun will peek through and we'll see the coolerrer settle -- cooler air settling in.
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and we got to 84 yesterday and now, across the stat, cooler temperatures in oakland and 52 in cumberland and 59 down in ocean city and 62 in pax river and that's the warmest spot on the map and winds and double digits around the state for the most part and we had gusts up to 35. they were recorded to hagerstown and we heard the winds roaring throughout the region as early as this morning and sunrise. the winds will calm down and it will be breezy and the breeze will bring with it the cooler air and it will be comfortable and dry. we'll see clouds and the front is getting out of here and with the rain starting to dissipate. we saw the broken up very isolated storms around the region and we got just a little bit of rain at bwi out of this. we'll see the clouds lingering and we won't overcome, even
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with the sun the cooler winds settling from the west, northwest. and it will be a nice week heading into wednesday and thursdays and we'll have a chance of rain into the weekend. we'll warm up, but that comes at the cost of more rain by the end of the five day period. we'll show you that in a second. sunset at 7:45 and bay temperature at 60 degrees. and your next high tide at 9:13 and going up optimistically, i keep saying that to 63 degrees today and we'll hope it peeks through and 39-degrees and partly cloudy and breezy and the breeze somedays with us tomorrow and 59-degrees is the daytime high and 63 monday and 62 tuesday and 68 wednesday and chance of showers thursday and overnight lows in the 40s sunday and 36 thursday. in, a comfortable and dry weekend and cooler than what
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we're used to. >> mary bubala has ideas on how you can be an energy saver. >> reporter: today, just as a tune up can improve the gas mileage, a yearly tune up of the cooling system improves efficiency, now's a good time to do it. it can be done by a contractor who checks the settings and the blower components. i'm mary bubala, trying to help you be an energy saver. thank you, there's more to come. it's the best time of the year for man's best friend. we'll have tips with your pets. i'm mike schuh up at the sugar loaf festival, we'll show you some amazing art when eyewitness news continues. is ready to see you!
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it's a beautiful day this saturday, it's 56 degrees and we have partly cloudy skies. hundreds of artists are embracing spring at the maryland state fairground. mike schuh is in his element at the sugar loaf craft festival. >> good morning to you both, i have cool stuff and the man who made it. martin, how are you. >> very good, thank you. >> and you live in california and you got back from the oscars and you were the jewelry creator and the celebrities get to look at your stuff and if they like it, you get your picture made with them. yeah, it was fun. >> also, everyone judges it a different way, that's one measurement. >> i was thrilled to be able to go down there, it's a market we don't have in southern california and being seen with the stars, it doesn't hurt.
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>> well, we're working with sterling silver and 14k cold filled. this is a christlis, it's a small diamond with blue topaz. >> nice. >> this is, well, this is my favorite new piece, it's a collapsible bangle bracelet, once it's on, you it back up. it has a nice form. i'm working in the family business and trying to bring a younger, hipper look to the line. why would people want handmade jewelry versus something they saw at a store in the mall. >> well, there's an integrity to hand crafted products and people are looking for that. they're looking for something they can feel good about
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owning. >> is the price that much greater versus something else. >> yeah, it can be. it can be. >> i like your honesty. that's how much? $78. >> well, that's not necessarily the junkie thing at the mall for $8, but that's handmade and it's silver and it's cool. >> you know, a high end, big name that might be made overseas, you'll pay the same price for the name. and good looking stuff. it runs today and tomorrow. all the way from berkeley, thank you. for being here with us. back to you. gigi, any piece? >> yes, the bangles and the rings. when we think crafts, we think
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crafts, not that type of jewelry. there's a whole type of variety and this is the highier end stuff. and it's really, really beautiful. and it's interesting they're $78 you think of jewelry as so expensive, yeah, it's a couple of bucks, but a lot of people can afford that. >> and you won't find it on someone else. >> and you won't find it on me. and the bangles and the rings. >> yeah, i'll work on that. >> see you guys. >> reporting live from the maryland state fairgrounds this morning. still to come, it's perfect weather to take your pet outside for fun and how to make the most of the warmer temperatures and we have a special friend in the studio tonight, oh, this morning. ,,,, i discovered the problem growing grass seed, is me.
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we'll have a costume contest, that's fun and it's for a good cause. i know tim was saying, if you go tomorrow and get one of the agility training packs and you want to take it home. >> yeah, do it at home. it's not hard. well, i was stressing about how to teach the dogs to do it. >> we, you lure them through. that's what we do at the march for the animals. >> we have the weave poles and they go through the tunnels and coax them through, it takes a little while, but they have a fun time. and it's a fun activity for the dog owner and the pet owner. >> and you have to have a dog that gets along with other dogs. how does it work. >> registration at 9:00 and the kick off is at 10:00 and you
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don't have to have the dogs and people bring animals and we had a giant tortoise one year. you'll want to make sure your pet is on a leash and under control at all times. >> and information is on the screen and you can see all of the information again on wjz.com/weekend morning edition and there's the link to the website. >> and check out this guy. he's up for adoption today. >> and will there be adoptions on site tomorrow. >> yes, we'll have guest dogs. >> well, thank you so much. >> thank you. we'll be back in a moment with the five-day forecast. ,,,,,,,,,
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not bad for your event tomorrow, but the dogs won't mind, they have fur coats built in. 50 degrees by the time you start and 63 monday and 62 and
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68 and 65 for thursday. >> don't forget, lenny is up for adoption, if you want to take him out tomorrow, get him today. >> yeah, sounds good. >> that's the report for saturday morning. >> i'm gigi barnett and i'm tim williams and don't miss eyewitness news tonight at 6:00 with adam, me and stan. we'll be back in the morning. boss: hey, those gecko ringtones you put on our website are wonderful.
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